International Workshop on Novel Combustion Concepts for Sustainable Energy Development


With depleting Hydrocarbon fuel reserves, it is important to develop new technologies to reduce energy cost and to improve efficiency of the existing systems. Keeping these goals in mind, an International workshop is to be held at IIT Kanpur, India, between 2nd and 4th January 2014 to bring experts in Combustion Science and Technology from around the world on a single platform. The experts will present their ongoing research on “Novel Combustion Concepts for Sustainable Energy Development” followed by a panel discussion to identify few promising technologies and to develop a strategy to promote collaborative research on those technologies in order to offer few viable novel technologies for improved, efficient and sustainable utilization of Combustion based energy production using fossil/ bio fuels. As part of this activity special emphasis will be placed on micro-scale combustion systems that offer new challenges and opportunities.
Apart from the inaugural session and the panel discussion, the workshop will be divided into eight technical sessions in which the 3-4 leading experts on the topic will present their work. These include dedicated sessions on Micro-combustion, Low temperature combustion in IC engines, Ultra lean combustion, Partially premixed combustion, Combustion of renewable fuels, Distributed combustion, Supersonic combustion, Combustion instability and control, and Noise. These topics are of significant importance for sustainable use of fossil fuels due to their lower fuel consumption rates and enhanced performance including efficiency, pollutants emission levels, lower thermal signatures, and enhanced life of the engine.

The topics included in this volume are:
1. Micro-combustion
2. Low Temperature/Ultra Lean Combustion
3. Gas Turbine Combustion
4. Partially Premixed Combustion
5. Gasification and Coal combustion/ Combustion of renewable fuels
6. HCCI of Gasoline and Diesel like Fuels
7. Distributed combustion and other Novel combustion and Ignition Concepts
8. Combustion Modeling and Simulation
9. Novel Combustion Concepts for Sustainable Growth
10. Fuel Reforming to Cleaner Fuels
11. Energy Development

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